Edinburgh College of Art student Joe Caslin's "Our Nation's Sons" project uses gigantic, wheat-pasted images of young men to give them "a voice and a tangible presence". The project confronts society's general tendency to stereotype this group based on the false, preconceived notions of juvenile delinquency often presented by the media and elsewhere. Caslin spends time with each of his subjects, photographing them, and then creates drawings from the photographs. These drawings are then blown up into larger than life sizes, and posted in secret locations in and around the city of Edinburgh. Check out the video, which features great interviews with some of the youth involved.
McEwan Hall, Summer 2011. Completed alongside French artist JR.